Head of Information Services
Ball State University
The Ball State University Libraries is looking for a talented collaborator and experienced leader to join our committed and highly-engaged team as Head of Information Services. This position provides strategic leadership to a unit of 7 professionals and 2 staff members in the delivery of innovative in-person and virtual research and teaching services. The Head of Information Services will have a unique opportunity to collaboratively shape the future of the unit, working directly with faculty and students to understand and develop responsive models for reference and instruction that achieve learning outcomes and support faculty excellence for teaching and research. The Ball State University Libraries is well-known for our friendly expertise and providing an inclusive, welcoming environment, and Bracken Library is a central hub of the campus filled with the energy of a vibrant community of learners. If you are attracted by the potential of this important role and are ready to join us in our mission to create a transformative experience for diverse communities of learners, we invite you to consider applying today!
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: Provide strategic leadership to Research, Government Publications, and Instructional Services; plan, develop, promote, and assess innovative and adaptive pedagogical and research practices and liaison services to advance student learning, faculty teaching and research, and community engagement; cultivate an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative work environment and service culture to advance the strategic direction of the University Libraries.
Minimum Qualifications: MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program. At least 3 years post-degree reference experience, including the use of government publications and electronic information resources; supervisory experience; experience with library systems and their applications for reference and instruction.
Minimum Other: Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office applications; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work evenings and/or weekends.
Preferred Qualifications: Additional advanced degrees. Evidence of increasingly responsible professional experience in an academic or public library; supervisor experience of professional or classified staff.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
The salary pay range minimum for this position is: $65,000
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34868
Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to: Hiring Manager. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through January 9, 2023.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.